Thank you for visiting our Preserves these past months! Now it’s time for the trails to have their winter rest.

ALL TRAILS CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 1

To preserve, protect and promote appreciation of the natural heritage of the Mianus River watershed.

News

Matching Gift Reminder
Many companies provide matching gifts for their employees as part of their employee benefit packages. Your donation of any amount may go twice as far (or more!) in your support of the Gorge. Please check with your Human Resources department for specific information on …
Research Assistantship Program Grants – Now Accepting Applications for 2021
We’re now accepting applications for our Research Assistantship Program. The RAP offers 3-years of funding for thesis research to graduate students investigating applied ecology in urban and suburban ecosystems. RAP students are awarded a grant of $5,000/yr for two (Master’s) or three (Doctoral) years. The …

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
04/10/2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Spring is Here Volunteer Work Day
Mianus River Gorge Preserve, Bedford NY

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Research & Education

A Living Laboratory …

Mianus River Gorge was founded in 1953 by a group of conservationists and natural scientists who recognized the unique value of the old-growth hemlock forest and its tremendous biodiversity. The early founders protected the land as a living laboratory to develop sound land and watershed management strategies.

Land Management & Stewardship

As MRG acquires land to protect, a stewardship plan is devised to manage each parcel to either restore or maintain its health and function. As overbrowsing deer and invasive species have become major factors in the decline of native flora, MRG staff work to find effective solutions and share best practices.

Land Protection

The 22-mile Mianus River runs through the Mianus River Gorge Preserve and is part of a 42-square mile watershed, spanning five towns in two states. MRG protects the land that encompasses the Mianus River Watershed through acquisitions or gifts of land and managing conservation easements.